lickety-split

adverb
lick·​e·​ty-split | \ ˌli-kə-tē-ˈsplit How to pronounce lickety-split (audio) \

Definition of lickety-split

: at great speed

First Known Use of lickety-split

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lickety-split

probably irregular from lick entry 1 + split

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The first known use of lickety-split was circa 1859

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“Lickety-split.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lickety-split. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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lickety-split

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English Language Learners Definition of lickety-split

US, informal + old-fashioned : very quickly

lickety-split

adverb
lick·​e·​ty-split | \ ˌli-kə-tē-ˈsplit \

Kids Definition of lickety-split

: at top speed

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